This years "Rickwood Classic" will be held on May 29th at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Every year, a team associated from The Birmingham Barons past is honored. This year, the Boston Red Sox, who utilized the Barons as a farm team from 1951-52 will be feted. Jimmy Piersall will be there, throwing out the first pitch and hopefully will refrain from climbing up the backstop or running the bases backwards. Too bad Karl Malden wasn't available. For me, it is the baseball event of the year and I look forward to it.